Mom’s pretty disappointed. She was all ready to go pick up my new brother (Brother #3) on Monday. She had planned to work at home on Tuesday, so she could help introduce him to me. Then on Thursday we were all going up to our mountain house. But our breeder said Brother #3 wasn’t quite ready. He had developed a slight sneeze after his last set of shots, and she wanted to keep an eye on him for a little while. She has him on antibiotics. While Mom is thankful the breeder is being responsible, she was very disappointed (I, on the other hand, was relieved). She got the kitty nursery all ready Sunday afternoon. I helped. So I thought I'd list 13 things that make a great kitty nursery.
1. A nice, open, lit room with a great window is best.
2. A good PTU with a warm blanket and some furry friends. I still sleep in my PTU, its downstairs in the laundry room/bathroom Mom and Dad used as my nursery. I still consider those rooms MY rooms. Its important to get your smell on everything you can.
3. A food station. Since this nursery is fully carpeted, a tray under the food and water dish is a must. Good quality food is required. Little brother is going to get Evo, just like me.
4. A litter box station. Placed in a private corner, as far away from everything else as possible, especially the food. Mom used a bathmat to try to catch flying litter.
5. A good scratching post. Again, ideally with good cat smells, showing it is worthy.
6. A great window seat to share with a cool buddy. Mom brought Cammy the Camel back from Kazakhstan when she was there for work.
7. Lots of high places. Little brother won’t be able to get up here initially, but it provides a good goal.
8. No clutter on the high places, especially small stuff that could get eaten.
9. Its important that no cords are plugged in when a human is not around, and they are best tied up and out of reach.
10. If cords are going to be needed, plug them into a power strip, which then can be unplugged as a unit when the kitty is left alone.
11. A pretty picture to look at.
12. A human station. A place Mom or Dad can sit, read, print from the computer (I love to watch the printer), and provide a lap.
13. Toys, lots and lots of toys. Mom will probably put some of MINE in there. Yessh.
So, unless Brother #3 ends up not being healthy, he is the one coming home, hopefully next week. Mom and Dad are working on a name. More on that later……